Parsippany, NJ – October 1, 2017 – The Board of the Trustees of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund has appointed Prudence Pigott to the position of President. Pigott previously served as a trustee for Tri-County, since 2015.
“Prudence has brought a lot of energy and new ideas to our organization as a trustee. We know she will bring that same level of commitment and passion to the job of President,” said Tim Duffy, Chair of Tri-County Scholarship Fund, and Founding Partner of the law firm of Coughlin Duffy in Morristown. “Our board is enthusiastic about what Tri-County will be able to accomplish with Prudence’s leadership, as we work toward helping even more financially disadvantaged students.”
“I am honored to be working with an outstanding board of trustees and generous supporters,” said Pigott. “We all care about making a difference in the lives of the neediest young people in New Jersey, many of them living in the inner-city. We do this by giving these students the opportunity to attend quality, values-based schools. I embrace the goal to increase the number of scholarships we can award each year; to help more students off our waiting list and into quality schools.”
Pigott has 20 years of experience in philanthropic fundraising, with a particular emphasis in causes benefiting children, Catholic education, and healthcare. Her most recent efforts have been in support of St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, and for Morristown Medical Center for which she co-chaired the 2014 Mansion In May at Blairsden, raising $2 million for a new pediatric intensive care unit and new Autism Center. Pigott’s volunteer experience includes fundraising for Oak Knoll School in Summit, Delbarton School in Morristown, and for Princeton University.
Pigott is a graduate of Stanford University, and holds an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles. Pigott completed a certificate in college guidance counseling from UCLA and practiced as an independent college guidance counselor, working with high school students. She began her professional career in advertising, and later worked on Wall Street. A resident of Far Hills, New Jersey, she and her husband, Terry, have four grown children.
The mission of Tri-County Scholarship Fund is to award needs-based scholarships to K-12th grade students from low-income families residing in Northern New Jersey, enabling them to attend high-quality, values-based private schools of their choice. This past year almost 400 deserving, hard-working students received scholarships. Tri-County was founded in 1981. Currently 100% of Tri-County seniors graduate, and 98% of graduates go on to college. Many are first in their families to attend college.